Re: [BackpackGearTest] Re: REPOST - LEKI Air Ergo 2 Backcountry Pole
- Hmmm...I hadn't considered if they were actually for x-country skiing,
though looking at the LEKI web-site and rethinking the whole thing, the
possibility certainly exists. Ah well, hopefully the report is good as it
stands....if they are x-country poles, they certainly do serve well for
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Mytys" <amytys@...>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 4:26 PM
Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Re: REPOST - LEKI Air Ergo 2 Backcountry Pole
> --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "mike" <mlissner@p...> wrote:
> > Andrew,
> > I'm trying not to be too recalcitrant here, and perhaps I am not
> > sure what exactly projecting is, but I have reposted the review
> > below with some minor changes to the area involving the projecting,
> > and I *think* I have made it ok. The reason that I have been so
> > stubborn against changing the section very much is that I am 198 cm
> > (6'6"), and I have an extra 25 cm (10") or so of length in the
> > pole. The thing is really tall on me, a really tall person, and I
> > think that that should be reflected in the review at least in some
> > form or another.
> You know... perhaps the company designed the poles to be so LONG to
> save the customer some money!
> I don't think what you're saying is that the poles are too long for
> you, as much as saying that they are rediculously long at their
> MAXIMUM length setting.
> I would guess that you find the poles very usable, say set to 125-130
> cm right?
> Now, if you were into skiiing you might LOVE the poles for having a
> max length so long, as you can use the poles all year round w/o
> investing in ski poles AND trekking poles.
> Perhaps what you really want to say is that you are a weight
> conscious customer, and would like to see a model available that's
> only adjustable to what a range people would use for hiking only,
> i.e. not for setting up tarps or skiing.
> In this regard, maybe the issue isn't so much with the poles
> themselves as much as with you making the wrong purchase decision...
> and this fact didn't come to light until after you used the poles for
> a while and starting thinking about all this extra pole length that
> you NEVER use, and how much it weighs and how the poles might have
> cost less if they were shorter.
> But, the situation here isn't one where you accidentally bought a
> pair of x-country ski poles and are now trying to use them as 3-
> season trekking poles, is it?
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